Title: Beatus vir II Composer: Claudio Monteverdi. Number of voices: 5vv Voicing: SATTB Genre: Sacred, Motet. Language: Latin Instruments. General Information. Title: Beatus vir () Composer: Claudio Monteverdi Lyricist: Number of voices: 7vv Voicing: SSSATTB Genre: Sacred. The first ‘Beatus vir’ is one of the most attractive and inspired settings of the Selva morale and one of the few sacred works of Monteverdi’s later years that has.

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Though Monteverdi was not the first to compose operas, his Orfeo is recognised as the first truly dramatic example. The Sacred Music, Vol. In psalters of the Early and High Middle Ages there were often similarly large initials at the start of Psalm 51 52, “Q” for “Quid gloriaris” and Psalm”D” for “Domine”[5] marking traditional groupings of the psalms. Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats.

Pieces called Beatus vir are catalogued by Marc-Antoine Charpentier several: Beatus vir I a 6 voci concertato composer. If you wish to use these notes for commercial purposes, e. Other divisions of text produced different groupings, of eight or ten groups, but all had a group beginning at Psalm 1.

Their highly dramatic character anticipates on a small scale many of the stylistic devices he later employed to such powerful effect in his operas.

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Authorized Version Psalm In the second A section he produces particularly vivid musical images of the wicked man, his desires thwarted, gnashing his teeth in angry envy of the admittedly rather smug righteous and blessed man.

Views Read Edit View history. Beatus initials have been significant in the development of manuscript painting, as the location of several developments in the use of initials as the focus of painting. This page was last edited on 31 Decemberat In Monteverdi was appointed Master of the Music at St.


Without doubt, Monteverdi was the greatest of the Italian Renaissance composers.

Altogether the phrase occurs 14 times in the Vulgate text, eight times in the Book of Psalmsand four in the rest of the Old Testamentwith neither of the New Testament uses from the Gospels. As the “initial par excellence it stimulated the ornamentalizing impulse of the medieval artist to ever-increasing heights of fantasy”. In illuminated manuscript psalters this start was traditionally marked by a large Beatus initial for the “B” of “Beatus”, and the two opening words are often much larger than the rest of the text.

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Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults. Psalm 1 has been given many settings, though none are now well-known. In bibles the first letter of each book was also enlarged and illuminated in grand manuscripts, producing more beatus initials. In each case, the words are used to refer to frequent and significant uses of these psalms in art, although the two psalms are prominent in different fields, art in the case of Psalm 1 and music in the case of Psalm The musical setting is constructed in three sections: Creative Commons Attribution 3.

Retrieved from ” https: Illuminated psalters Psalm settings Vulgate Latin words and phrases. Between them these often take up a whole page. Work Title Beatus vir, qui timet Dominum Alt ernative. Remarkably, a database of psalm settings by Italian composers of the 17th and 18th centuries lists 81 settings of Psalmbut none of Psalm 1.

Other recordings available for download. All performed by the Cambridge Singers at their sensuous and virtuosic best. A verses 1 to 4B verses 5 to 8A1 verse 9 plus the Gloria Patri. The Vulgate text where it is Psalm actually begins “alleluia reversionis Aggei et Zacchariae beatus vir qui timet Dominum Die Vertonung hat drei Teile: Psalms ; Religious works ; For 6 voices, 2 violins, 3 violas, continuo ; Scores featuring the voice ; Scores featuring the soprano voice ; Scores featuring the alto voice ; Scores featuring the tenor voice ; Scores featuring the bass voice ; Scores featuring the violin ; Scores featuring the viola ; Scores with basso continuo ; For voices with solo instruments ; For 6 voices, 3 trombones, 2 violins, continuo ; Scores featuring the trombone ; Latin language.


Contents 1 Performances 2 Sheet Music 2. In the B section of the setting, perhaps prompted by the initial image of happiness, Monteverdi changes to triple time and a new set of bass patterns; again, not quite a ground bass, but with recognizable repetitions.

He remained there until his death indevoting his time to directing the choir and composing a series of wonderful sacred pieces which spread his fame throughout Europe. To those using these notes You are more than welcome to use all or part of these notes for your choral society or church programme, or for educational purposes.

King David was regarded as the author of the psalms, and many initials included depictions of him, so serving also as author portraits ; [7] the rounded compartments of the letter “B” often allowed two scenes to monteverdj shown. The King’s ConsortRobert King conductor. Duration 8 minutes Composer Time Period Comp.

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. The site is also available in several languages. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.